Deciding on what vehicle to buy can be a challenge to many.With the many models available today, it can get really overwhelming or rather confusing hence leading to regrets afterwards ,but hey, worry no more !
Here are some of the tips that will help you when choosing a car , plus a step by step guide to keep you on track.
1.Establish your needs
Start by asking yourself what do you really want.Once you are clear on what you really want the vehicle for you can effectively start evaluating different vehicles as you eliminate the choices based on what you want.
Prepare a list with various features that you think might be necessary to fit your needs .With the list at hand you can easily deal involve car dealers as you will be keen to pinpoint the key features that will best suit your needs.Your list must have a scale of preference from the most important feature to the least important .
2.Know your budget
Ensure to get your finances right.You are not planning to buy a car that you cannot comfortably pay for even if it’s on credit. Know how much you can actually afford and make plans on how to save for your down payments.
3.Do research on vehicles
Before even getting down into nuts and bolts, ensure you ask around from colleagues, your friends,or family members who are much conversant with cars.You can also do your research on the internet by checking the reviews from other customers who actually own the car and drive them on a daily basis.
4 Keep on looking
Now once you find one or two cars that you think suits you best ,don’t stop searching.Keep on looking to find alternatives.You can shop around and test drive a few different cars. You might end up loving the one with better features or end up with an equally good and cheaper car.
5. Decide whether to lease or buy
The cost of buying and leasing a car is about the same for the first few years,however, monthly payments and depreciation may be considered when deciding on which one to go for.
Leasing a car is mostly an option for someone who wants to experience the new feeling after every release and will be driving fewer miles .
Buying a car on the other hand is a good option for one who wants a long lasting car and will drive it over several years after the loan is paid and will be driving longer miles approximately 15,000 per year.
It is therefore quite dependent on one’s lifestyle .
The good news is that we offer the leasing option and always ask for it.
6.Conduct a test drive
This is the last but most important step!
Get behind the wheels and test the feel of the car’s steering,the seats and and the basic features that might not really be on the description or the reviews.The first feeling and experience when you get into a car matters! Do not ignore them.
However, before scheduling for a test drive, ensure you inform the dealers of your clear intentions,whether you are determined to buy the car on that very day or not.
Bottomline , take your time and weigh your options right before making the first payment.